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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. rickrone

    rickrone Well-Known Member

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    2 last? i wear 10D in the 5 last (park ave), should i size up or down? i purchased a 10D
     
  2. Subutai

    Subutai Senior member

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    I'm sorry I can't help. For me, the 5 last is very narrow, so much so that I have to size up for width (from an E to a EE). The 2 last is notoriously hard to fit though. I couldn't find a size that worked for me. I've seen a few people complain of this. There are, of course, many people who don't have problems!

    Also, worst case, Nordstroms generally has a no questions asked return policy. I assume this holds true for their sales?

    I hope they work out and you can enjoy them though!
     
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    This thread gets so many responses that there's no way I can keep track, so if this has been covered before, I'm sorry:

    If I wear 8D on the 5 last (Strand, FA, PA), what should I get on the MacNeil shell?

    And could someone compare the shape of the MacNeil with the Alden LWB?
     
  4. OptoDoc

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    Don't get the Strandmoks. Put your credit card back in your wallet, close it and place it gently inside your pants pocket. The bright stitching and sole is too loud for me
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    Now take your wallet back out, open it, take out said credit card and purchase these!
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    Spiaggia, the more refined choice [​IMG]


    Just having fun with you, peppercorn. I do like the Spiaggia better, but you should purchase shoes that make you happy. That is of course, if your budget allows. If it doesn't, than I say, "Don't mess with these blue suede shoes."
     
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    I love that we can rib each other on this board without getting our britches in a bunch.
     
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    OptoDoc Senior member

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    These look as if Granny OptoDoc patched holes in my boots with one of Grandpa OptoDoc's old Tweed Jackets...without her glasses on. They look horrendous to me. I can see this working, but the incorporation of the Tweed in this boot looks sloppy to me.
     
  7. gtvisa2002

    gtvisa2002 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
     
  8. MrWN

    MrWN Well-Known Member

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    David,
    Brett may actually take an order over email and allow the person to pick it up?
     
  9. MrWN

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    AE had their annual sale a couple of months ago and the Mcallisters were on sale.
    So, I contacted Nordstrom for a price match and they obliged. Right after that, Nordstrom placed a sale on the same shoes that AE had on sale.
    I assumed my price match alerted them to place the same shoes on sale. haha
     
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    They remind me of a higher priced boot that BB had in a catalog a couple of years back. J
     
  12. MoneyWellSpent

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    Interesting lacing pattern. I've never seen that. Asymmetrical lacing to go with asymmetrical shoes?
     
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    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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  14. David Copeland

    David Copeland Senior member

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    Yes, a local pick up (and free professional shine) is available. Just call him after you get his email.
     
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    jd13jd13 Senior member

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    Anyone?
     
  16. OptoDoc

    OptoDoc Senior member

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    Dwayne Wade needs our help. It seems he is stealing his fashion sense from the before mentioned Granny OptoDoc.

    Before last night's game:

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    From earlier in the season:

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    An intervention must be scheduled soon.



    And just because I laugh out loud every time I see this picture...
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    The Biebs could use our help as well.
     
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  17. jd13jd13

    jd13jd13 Senior member

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    Good grief.
     
  18. guasc1

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    Going back to the lack of full brogues,

    Why can't Allen Edmonds do something like this?

     
  19. New Shoes1

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    The LaSalle is on the 8 last and there are countless posts comparing its fit to the 5 last. A few seconds searching would reveal that the 8 last is a favorite of many, but it is narrower than the 5 last.
     
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    I was buffing my black Ashtons before wearing them for the first time today and I noticed that the leather of the left shoe on the left side of the split toe looks old and dry; like old, dry, wrinkled skin. If you look at the leather of both sides of the split toe there is a clear difference on close inspection. Should I be worried about the life of the shoe due to this or is it just a visual imperfection? I would post pictures, but its very subtle and I'm not sure it would come through in pictures. I am now treating it with condition/cleaner to see if I can make it any better.



    Edit: Grabbed my macro lens and got some shots. Click the images for much higher resolution.
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